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Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means that all people can access the care they need without fearing they will go bankrupt when they do. And at the core of basic health services lay sexual and reproductive health and rights.
“Sex without consent is rape”. This statement sounds self-evident. And yet our laws and our lived experiences show that it is still far from being universally recognized and understood.
By breaking down archaic stereotypes, we can foster equality. In order to discuss these matters as well equal and empowering representation of girls and women on screen, we teamed up with Netflix within the European Week of Action for Girls and created a space for dialogue between policy makers and the young people looking to advocate for positive change.
Vaska, 20, is one of the women, girls and young people who have been supported through IPPF EN's My Body, My Rights project, which brings Roma community members, professionals and volunteers together for reproductive freedom. This is her story.
High on the list of things that Viktor Orban doesn’t want you to know: homosexuality is a Hungarian invention & 59% of Hungarians believe that gay couples should have equal rights to adopt a child, yet attacking LGBTI* rights is at the top of the political agenda.
Women’s rights defenders in Poland have faced violence from law enforcement and far-right groups, as well as smear campaigns in state-controlled media and excessive criminal charges. This harassment has been orchestrated and encouraged by the government. This is Marta's story.
Women’s rights defenders in Poland have faced violence from law enforcement and far-right groups, as well as smear campaigns in state-controlled media and excessive criminal charges. This harassment has been orchestrated and encouraged by the government. This is Iwona's story.
On World Contraception Day, it might seem surprising that we still need to raise awareness about contraceptive care in Europe. But our work with some of Europe's most vulnerable communities brings home how much contraceptive care still changes and saves lives.
The recent protests following the death of George Floyd due to police violence demonstrate once again how structurally embedded social inequality is within our societies. COVID-19 has exacerbated these inequalities.
No matter where we live, what we look like, or what income we might have, this pandemic affects us all. IPPF members around Europe and Central Asia, as throughout the world, continue to do their best to ensure that all people can lead safe and dignified reproductive lives even in confinement.